Wilson Cruz

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Actor (1973)
Sun Jul 26 2020
By   Ruku

Wilson Cruz is openly a gay actor who served as an advocate for LGBT youth. Cruz is widely popular for portraying a gay character as Enrique 'Rickie' Vasquez in the teen drama series My So-Called Life. Wilson is also famous for his role in the TV series Star Trek: Discovery.

The talented and inspirational actor Wilson was born as Wilson Echevarria on December 27, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York, the USA to Iris (mother) and her husband. Cruz attended Eisenhower High School located in California. Later he majored in theatre and English from California State University.

Relationship Status & Wife

The 46-years-old Wilson is not a married man nor he is dating someone at the moment. The dashing actor Wilson has yet not disclosed about dating the boyfriend. It seems like, he is busy with his professional career.

 The actors Wilson Cruz (right) and Anthony Rapp (left) has shared an on-screen romance as a gay partner in the series Star Trek: Discovery.
Picture: The actors Wilson Cruz (right) and Anthony Rapp (left) has shared an on-screen romance as a gay partner in the series Star Trek: Discovery.
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Although Cruz is not sharing a romantic bond in his real-life, he is famous for his on-screen love affair as a gay couple with a fellow actor Anthony Rapp in the TV show Star Trek: Discovery. There in the series, actor Cruz has played the role of Dr. Hugh Culber and Stapp has portrayed a character of Lt. Paul Stamets.

As of now, the inspirational and motivational actor Cruz is living a happy and limelight life. He shares a good bond with his family members and friends with whom he flaunts pictures on his official social accounts as well.

Career Highlights

The 5-feet-8-inch tall entertainment personality Wilson began his acting career by working in several theatre shows. He has performed in the plays like Cradle of Fire, Supporting Cast, Becoming Memories, etc. His debut role on the TV series was as a gay character (Rickie) in the series My So-Called Life. 

The actor Wilson Cruz has played a gay character as Enrique 'Rickie' Vasquez in the series 'My So-Called Life.'
Image: The actor Wilson Cruz has played a gay character as Enrique 'Rickie' Vasquez in the series 'My So-Called Life.'
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Then he played as Joaquin in the 1995 film Nixon. Since then he has starred in the movies and TV shows such as;

Sister, Sister (1996), Johns (1996), Party of Five (1999 - 2000), Supernova (2000), The West Wing (2004), NCIS (2007), Rick & Steve: The Happiest Couple in the World (2007), Grey's Anatomy, Shameless, Mistresses (2016), Heartbeat (2016), 13 Reasons Why (2017 - 2019), The Casagrandes, and Star Trek: Discovery, among others.

For the information, the actors Kenric Green, James Frain, and the actresses Mary Chieffo, Michelle Yeoh, have appeared in the Star Trek: Discovery.

Net Worth: $2 million

The Star Trek: Discovery cast Wilson has a net worth of $2 million which he accumulated from his professional work as an actor. Cruz has acted in various movies and TV shows. From there he has collected an impressive sum of wealth.

Besides, an actor Wilson is also a strong advocate of the LGBT community. He is the national spokesperson of the American non-governmental media GLAAD. Cruz also served as a speaker at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Lavender Graduation.

Similarly, Wilson has received the awards like Drama Logue Award (1997), GLAAD Media Visibilidad Award, and an ALMA Award for Emerging Actor in a Television Series.

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